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How to use Caps Lock key as ESC on ubuntu 18

You should replace Caps Lock key for the following reasons.

  • 1.Caps Lock key easy to push from home position.
  • 2.Nowadays, We need few time to use Caps Lock.
  • 3.if Push ESC key from home position, you will use vim more usefull.

Lets try.

1.get gnome-tweak-tool

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

2.start gnome-tweak-tool.


Select "Caps Lock behavior" with "Make Caps Lock an additional ESC"

3.Restart ubuntu.

The setup procedure is over.
Now, your Caps Lock key is ESC.

thanks reading my post.

Top comments (3)

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Harlan A Nelson

The interface has changes a little in Ubuntu 20.

  • Program is call gnome-tweaks > Select: "Keyboard & Mouse > Select "Additional Layout Options on right hand column > Select "caps lock behavior > Make your choice: I chose "Swap ESC and Caps Lock
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David S.

I love how the linux world allows you to do obscure things like this with such ease.

A breath of fresh air compared to the closed platforms!

yuyabu profile image

I think so too.

Recently, I am happy to change to a workplace that can use Linux.